Helios exceeded our expectations as a place to stay in Santorini. It is very clean; comfortable; spacious and charming. It being a cavern house just added to its uniqueness and charm ( just be careful it is so comfortable that you might sleep for thirteen hours). The cooling pool and verandah was a treat after venturing out all day or for just staying in and reading a book or enjoying the view of Anafi island and the mountain Profitis Illias. The patio area was a perfect place for breakfast or dinner. The kitchen is large and has everything that you need to cook. There are dozens of movies to watch to wind down your day ( or bring some of your own). The location is very central and very easy to get to anywhere on the island ( as anywhere just watch out for the other driver as you will need a rental car). The little village of Pyrgos has a great restaurnat ( Kallisti right on the roundabout); Megalochori is a beautiful little village worth walking around in with a great restaurant (Rakis) on its beautiful square. Another great restaurant just down the hill from the Helios is Mexa Tamas(?) and within walking distance. There is also a great bakery on the main road in Megalochori. Santos Winery in Pyrgos is well worth going to for a wine tasting and a beautiful sunset view. Also visit Boutarti winery and Art Space for wine tastings. Our favorite beach which was really only minutes away was Perivolus just before getting to Perissa. We also liked Vlychada and Kamari and went over to see the Red Beach. Be sure and take a catamaran cruise. You must go to Oia for a sunset and enjoy the beautiful views there. Fira is hustle and bustle but one should experience it.
You will never have a more gracious host than Sarah was to us. She and Eddy make certain that all of your arrangements are taken care of as far as getting to the house from the airport. When we arrived the refrigerator ( there are two of them) had welcoming foods that were deeply appreciated after a long flight from Atlanta. The showers were great. Plenty of water pressure and hot water. There is a washer which came in very handy for our two week stay inSantorini.
Trust me, you will love your stay at Helios.
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|Young singles||Friends getaway|
|A romantic getaway||Older travelers|
|Families with young children||Families with teenagers|